Manchester United are reportedly in advanced talks to sign Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus.
According to reports, a move to Manchester City will not happen for the 36-year-old.
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri confirmed Ronaldo had said he “no longer has any intention” of playing for the Italian giants.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Ronaldo “knows that we are here” during a press conference on Friday.
Ronaldo signed for Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon for £12.2m in 2003.
He went on to scored 118 goals in 292 appearances for the club.
Ole sure Cristiano Ronaldo may join United
Solskjaer said he was surprised the five-time Ballon d’Or winner wanted to bring his time in Italy to a close.
He added that Ronaldo had been spoken to by United midfielder Bruno Fernandes, his Portugal team-mate.
“I didn’t think Cristiano was going to turn out leaving Juventus,” Solskjaer said.
“It’s been speculation this morning, speculation the last few days, of course.”
“I know Bruno has been talking to him as well.”
“He knows what we feel about him and if he was ever going to move away from Juventus, he knows that we’re here.”
Manchester City had looked to be one of the favourites to land the former Real Madrid player.
Some reports suggested personal terms had already been agreed between the two.